Active holiday in Bodø & Salten

Are you up for an eventful holiday with lots of activities, adrenaline and unforgettable experiences? Nature is our playground here in the north, so get ready for lots of fun! And should you, against all odds, get tired of nature experiences, we have lots of indoor-action as well.

2021-05-1109:37 Otelie Knædal


Glacier hiking on Svartisen

Not everyone can brag about having been on a glacier. Svartisen is Northern Scandinavia's largest glacier and one of Europe's most accessible, so it is relatively easy to get to there. This is not an activity to perform on your own, but luckily there are sevaral guides that gladly wil take you. Maybe you are up for a midnight hike beneath the midnight sun? The best experience of the summer we would say!

> Glacier hiking with Arctic Wanderlust

> Glacier hiking with Nordland adventures 


Photo: Arctic Wanderlust

Mountain hikes and climbing

The mountains in Bodø & Salten must be experienced if you are in the area. The peaks are varied and the views are absolutely magical. Nordland Adventures and Albmi adventure offer guided mountain and climbing trips to several famous peaks. Among them are Hamarøyskaftet and Stetind - which is the very national mountain in Norway!

If you want to go hiking on your own, you can see some of our favorite mountain peaks here - Just remember to check the weather forecast and be careful and well prepared.


Hamarøyskaftet - Photo: Tom Melby/Nordland turselskap


Riding a bike is a unique way to experience the landscape. Take the time you need and discover unknown gems. In addition, it is a fairly sustainable way to travel.

> Experience North offers bicycle rental and guided bicycle tours - both with regular bicycles and electric bicycles.

Sykkel i solnedgang
Photo: Hedda Aksnes

Water Activities

We may not be able to offer water temperatures like the Caribbean, but at first glace one can quickly confuse the coastline here with tropical areas. To explore Salten from the coast is definetly recommended. Try kayaking, SUP, RIB-boat, snorkling, diving og simply swimming. The possibilities are endless. 

One of the coolest activites is probably snorkeling in Saltstraumen - the world´s strongest maelstrom. The area is also known for its fantastic underwater life. For experienced people, it is also possible to dive here. But you need to go with an instructor who is well acquainted with the maelstrom!

> Guided kayaing with Rett Kjøl

> Snorkeling in Saltstraumen

> Diving in Saltstraumen

> RIB-boat safari in Saltstraumen

> RIB-boat safari around Bodø's coastline


Foto: Ernst Furuhatt


We dare say that Norway's finest golf course view is found in Bodø! Look directly towards the sea, Landegode mountains and the midnight sun - a round of golf here quickly becomes a memorable experience.

golf i mindattssol
Photo: Rune Nilsen

> Bodø golf park

Tired of outdoor activities? Or wasn't the weather quite as nice as you hioped for? Then try some of these indoor activities instead.

Water park

Bodøs indoor water park, Nordlandsbadet, offer summer temperatures regardless of the weather, and are fun for the whole family. Try different slides, the wave pool and a stream tunnel. 

Photo: Bodø Spektrum

 > Read more about Nordlandsbadet

Mørkvedhallen Climbing Center

One of Europe's largest and newest climbing centers can be found in Bodø. Here you can try climbing and bouldering - both for beginners and experienced. Suitable for the whole family.

> Read more about Mørkvedhallen Climbing Center

Foto: Mørkvedhallen klatresenter